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Old July 11, 2005, 02:23 PM   #26
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ParaBellum is in Europe so the gun issue may be moot therefore mags and back-up guns could be out of the question.
I do legally carry two semi-autos 24/7.
The kinfe should be a substitute on a journey to Boston/MA, actually...
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Old July 12, 2005, 10:44 AM   #27
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If size isn't an issue check out the Cold Steel OSS. I have one and love it to death.

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Old July 12, 2005, 11:08 AM   #28
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How about a nice neck knife? I carry a CRK Bear claw and love it. Since you want a Back up.
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Old July 12, 2005, 10:15 PM   #29
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MA knife laws....


Unfortunately, most all knives in this discussion are illegal. Chapter 269 Section 10 will be pasted below. Can't have fixed blades, or double edged, or assisted open. Sucks. I carry a fairly large full size folder tho. As near as I can tell, it's totally legal.

I carry a Smith and Wesson Millenium Swat that I love. Use it all the time for random tasks. Real solid. Although, I do have to keep after the blade.

below is the ma general law I stated above:

Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, any stiletto, dagger or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, dirk knife, any knife having a double-edged blade, or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches, or a slung shot, blowgun, blackjack, metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or whoever, when arrested upon a warrant for an alleged crime, or when arrested while committing a breach or disturbance of the public peace, is armed with or has on his person, or has on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a billy or other dangerous weapon other than those herein mentioned and those mentioned in paragraph (a), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years in the state prison, or for not less than six months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction, except that, if the court finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony, he may be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
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Old July 12, 2005, 10:30 PM   #30
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I have a Kershaw Special Agent boot knife, but in most situations prefer to carry something more innocuous- a S&W tactical folder.
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Old July 15, 2005, 07:46 AM   #31
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.38 2" hammerless in RH front pocket, 22 D-100 double action in ankle holster and Buck folder as a last resort if things really get serious.
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Old July 15, 2005, 11:18 PM   #32
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You're legally limited to 2.5 inches (6.25 cm)blade length in Boston.

Boston Municipal Code of Ordinances


16-45.1 Carrying of Weapons Prohibited.
No person, except as provided by law, shall carry on his person, or carry under his control in a vehicle, any knife having any type of blade in excess of two and one-half inches

If you've got the time and money get one of FrontSight's HideAway knives. They're quite a nasty little package.

If you're limited on time and money, you can get the CRKT Fixed Falcon, Bear Claw at 6.0 cm, Camillus Mini Talon at 5.6 cm, Emerson LaGriffe at 4.4 cm, or Outdoor Edge Wedge at 5.6 cm
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